Tuesday, April 22, 2014
SECTION B10 CURRENT FIRE DANGER
TODAY IS A CLASS 3 DAY
BUILDUP INDEX- 28
RELATIVE HUMIDITY- 37%
HAINES INDEX- 4
WIND- SW @ 8, gusting 20
updated 04/22/2014 at 1435 hrs
NEW JERSEY CAMPFIRE RESTRICTIONS
There are no current fire restrictions
SPECIAL NOTICES/WEATHER ALERTS
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY
FOR ALL OF NEW JERSEY
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
323 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND STRONG WINDS FOR
SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA...NORTHERN DELMARVA...AND MUCH OF NEW
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND STRONG WINDS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
TIMING...WINDS WILL BE BREEZY OVERNIGHT...BUT INCREASE FURTHER
AFTER SUNRISE. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE NEAR OR BELOW 30
PERCENT BY MID DAY.
***MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AS LOW AS 29 PERCENT ARE POSSIBLE.
***HIGHS TOMORROW WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 60S.
IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF WINDY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL LEAD TO A MORE RAPID SPREAD RATE OF ANY FINE FUEL FIRES THAT MAY DEVELOP.
RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO EXERCISE FIRE PREVENTION WITH ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.
CURRENT NJ WILDFIRE ACTIVITY
04/21/14 @ 1900 hrs- SECTION A1- Vernon Twp- Wawayanda State Park, behind the A & P Shopping Ctr off Rt 515. - A1 crews worked a wildfire on a steep ridge. Huey Delta 6 & 7 worked the fire. No danger to any homes in the area. Last reported size was about 100 acres.
Updated 04/22/14 @ 2300 hrs Status- 100% contained
NJFFS FIRE TOWER STATUS
Div A, B & C fire towers are STAFFED today
Fire tower hours of operation 0945-1745
2014 CONTRACT AIRCRAFT SCHEDULE
Division A - Aeroflex Air Attack Base STAFFED TODAY 04/22
Alpha-3, 300 gallon Ag Cat -- March 29 to May 4 (37 days)
Division B -- Miller Air Attack Base STAFFED TODAY 04/22
Bravo-3, 300 gallon Ag Cat -- April 3 to April 17 (15 days)
Bravo-1, 600 gallon Air Tractor 602 -- April 18 to May 11 (24 days)
Division C -- Downstown Air Attack Base STAFFED TODAY 04/22
Charlie-2, 400 gallon Turbine Ag Cat -- March 28 to April 19 (23 days)
Charlie-1, 600 gallon Air Tractor 602 -- April 20 to May 12 (23 days)
1 is the designator for the 602 Air Tractor
2 is the designator for the 400 gallon turbine Ag Cat
3 is the designator for the 300 gallon Ag Cat
4 is the designator (if needed) for a 2nd 300 gallon Ag Cat
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SCENES FROM AROUND THE STATE.....
Video clip of NJFFS Huey Delta 6 doing bucket work on the Vernon Twp wildfire on 04/22/14
Photos from a 3 acre wildfire in Clayton's pit, in Jackson Twp on 04/21 in section B9. Initially, Air tanker BRAVO 1 made 1 drop.
Photos: Wally Jamison, NJFFS
B25 pumps in the distance at a 3/4 acre fire off of Texas Rd in Old Bridge 04/21/14
Photo: Pete Monaco, NJFFS
B1 crews work on a stubborn 25 acre fire off of Rt 38 in Lumberton (secondary response area) on 04/19/14. Rt 38 was closed for a time due to dense smoke.
Photo: George Gerber III, NJFFS